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Airline: Comair
Incident Date: Jun 10, 2005
Report Date: July 2005
Incident Type: Injury
Animal: Dog
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: 5839
Originating Airport: IND (Indianapolis Intl)
Destination Airport: CVG (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International)
Reporting Airport: IND (Indianapolis Intl)


The following information is being provided as a result of an injury that occurred to an animal in conjunction with required reporting guidelines outlined in 14 CFR Part 234 issued February 15, 2005.

  1. Carrier: Comair Air Lines

  2. Flight number: 5839 (IND/CVG)

  3. Date of incident: May 10, 2005

  4. Time of incident: 10:58a.m

  5. Type and name of animal: 2 yr. old female Sharpei (name: Dottie)

  6. Narrative description of incident: A/C was inbound flight from IND (5389) Cargo bin was opened and blood was discovered in the pet container containing the above named animal as well as the floor of the a/c.

  7. Narrative description of the cause of the incident: It appeared as if the animal was chewing on metal door and plastic of kennel causing injury to the dogs mouth. There was a significant amount of blood in the kennel and on the a/c floor.

  8. Narrative description of any corrective action taken in response to the incident: The animal was taken to the Erlanger Veterinary Hospital where she was cleaned up and examined by the Veterinarian. It was determined by the vet that she injured herself by scratching at the door and sides of the kennel, tearing her ped and nails loose from her front paws which resulted in a loss of blood.

PetFlight Report:
July 2005 Airline Pet Travel Report
Original Report

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